Sunday, September 4, 2011

Back to School Gifts for Kids or Teachers - a candy pencil

I know there have been a lot of Back to School Ideas, but I can't help myself...
There have been too many cute ideas that I want to share....

They are made from Rolo Candies!!!!
These pencils are so cute and easy.

What you will need:

Hershey Hugs (or Kisses)
Yellow and Pink Cardstock
Glue Dots
Ribbon or String
Craft Scissors w/ Pinking Edge (optional)
Pull the Hershey’s label out of the Hug, and use the Glue Dots to attach the Hershey’s Hug to one of the ends of the Rolo. If you aren’t familiar with Glue Dots, they are the best things EVER!!  Everybody needs a box or two or three in their house.  I usually pick them up at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon.

Cut about a 1″ thick pink strip to add to the top of the Rolo to resemble an eraser.  I cut a circle and attached it to the top to finish it off.
Next cut a piece of yellow cardstock to wrap around the Rolo’s.  Fold it about an quarter of an inch over and over to create the crease marks for the pencil, and then attach it to the Rolo’s

Cut a thin piece of foil to cover the part where the yellow and pink overlap, this works as the metal portion of the pencil. Lastly, you can attach a note to the finished product with a ribbon or string. You are done!

Optional: You can cut one end of the yellow cardstock with pinking scissors so it has more of that sharpened pencil look.



Kry said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

omg! that is just too cute!